We joined the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce and received our first case through them within a month. I highly recommend being a member if you want to be found. They were great to work with and walked us through the setup of our premium listing in a friendly, timely and professional manner
Melanie K Van Wey Law
Top Reasons to Join
Your local chamber is the watchdog of business. The chamber’s most fundamental mission is to be the voice of the business community. It takes on the important issues and opposes new regulations, taxes, fees, and costs that impact your business and the community. The chamber is a champion for free enterprise and aids businesses in being treated fairly.
The chamber is the leader in creating business growth opportunities for its members. It makes business to consumer and business to business referrals every day through its staff and publication. Chamber programs and events provide members with great opportunities to get to know new people and expand their business network. Chamber events are innovative and fun ways to help members find solutions by meeting potential customers, clients and vendors— and generate new business leads.
When consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 44% more likely to think favorably of it and 63% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.
Chamber membership is a cost effective way to gain visibility in your community. As a member of the chamber of commerce, you will be listed in the chamber’s online and/or print directory, have access to social media groups, and have an opportunity to be highlighted in other chamber media. Advertising with the chamber and sponsoring events is another great way to boost your visibility.
Many business services companies recognize the combined buying power of chamber members, so they offer exclusive discounts available to members only. As a chamber member you could receive discounts on office supplies, email marketing, merchant services, and insurance to list just a few. Many of these benefits may also be passed on to your employees as well..
The North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce just celebrated its 10th Anniversary. I would highly recommend any business join and network in this organization. I am a member of BEN (Business Exchange Network) and have seen many leads turn into business relationships. In addition, Dallas Voice is a certified LGBT - BE (business enterprise) through the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber's supplier diversity program. The Chamber helps me support businesses that support our community.